Citizen Police Advisory Board


If you are interested in applying for the Citizen Police Advisory Board you can download an application.

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For more information contact:  Chief Rich St. John

Members (All terms expire 12/31/2025)

This board was established under Resolution 21-11013, which states:

There is hereby created a seven (7) member Citizen Police Advisory Board whose members will be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.  Additionally, up to two (2) ex-officio representatives of city departments, may be appointed by the City Administrator.  The Board shall expire at the end of four (4) years or when the Board members determine by majority vote that their work has been completed, whichever comes first.  Citizen members shall apply to serve on the Board and must indicate their qualifications in the fields of crime prevention and/or the key issue areas outlined in the duties of the Board.  Five (5) citizen members shall be appointed to four-year terms beginning on January 1, 2022.  In addition to five (5) citizen members serving four-year terms, two (2) members from the following coalitions shall be appointed annually, so long as the coalitions remain active.  Each coalition representative shall be nominated by his or her respective coalition and then approved by the mayor and city council in their discretion; Yellowstone County Continuum of Care; and Yellowstone County Substance Abuse Connect.  Members will examine and make recommendations to the Chief of Police, City Administrator and city council on the following key objectives:  Recruitment, retention and workplace diversity; crime prevention and diversion; community support and engagement; and data collection and analysis.